Kim Booth MP
Member for Bass
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Greens to move for Permanent Fracking Ban
“Today’s rally, and all those people who took the time and effort to submit to the recent review raising concerns about the unacceptable impact of fracking, have demonstrated that short term reprieves are not enough,” Mr Booth said.
Right to Information: Liberal Funding vs Opposition Parties
No Fracking Way-Keep Tasmania Frack-Free
Fracking Moratorium Extension Welcome, But Only a Ban Can Provide Certainty
“The Greens have called for a permanent fracking ban, as while the Minister’s decision is welcome recognition that the community’s concerns are valid, short term moratoriums do not provide long term certainty or security,” Mr Booth said.
What Will Rockliff’s Fracking Decision Be Based Upon?
“The Greens are calling on Minister Rockliff to clarify concerns that the departmental assessment of the 157 submissions received will not provide any clear recommendations to the Minister, but will instead just be a summary of their content,” Mr Booth said.
Greyhound Cruelty Needs Independent Investigation
“The gut-wrenching expose of live-baiting occurring in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria on last night’s Four Corners program, has confirmed the need for a rigorous and independent assessment of Tasmania's greyhound industry,” Ms O’Connor said.
Harriss’Mining Permit Secrecy Costs Public Purse
“We have already seen the Supreme Court last year find a previous refusal by the EPA to release statement of reasons regarding Shree minerals’ permit conditions to be unlawful, which surely sets a clear precedent,” Mr Booth said.
Treasurer Fails Transparency Test Over Job Cut Details
“These latest figures show that the Liberals’ single-string bow of cutting jobs and services, will not grow the economy on its own but risks the continual undermining of community and business confidence,” Mr Booth said.
Wales & Scotland Go ‘Frack-Free’
“Wales has voted to implement a ban on fracking until its proven safe for public health and the environment, barely weeks after the Scottish Parliament declared a moratorium on fracking along with all unconventional oil and gas extraction,” Mr Booth said.
Council Under Growing Pressure Over Controversial Chook Shed
“The poultry shed, approximately 1000m2 in size, has been constructed apparently due to a failure in proper planning and assessment processes, which now sees the Council in the absurd position of having to consider retrospective approvals at Monday’s meeting,” Mr Booth said.